Spice Route Obscura Red

R275

WINE STORY

The origins of winemaking can be traced back to Georgia, the little country lying between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains where wine has been made for the past eight thousand years. Their ancient method, still in use today, is to ferment the grapes, along with their stalks, skins and pips, in large, handmade terracotta vessels known as qvevri that are buried in the ground for natural temperature control. The resulting tannins are high in antioxidants, acting as nature’s preservative for the wine.

Spice Route’s qvevri wine has been made in these same containers, hand-crafted in Georgia and carefully shipped across the world. Our winemaker, Charl du Plessis,makes this delicious wine in the same ancient style that he learned in Georgia,using only naturally-present wild yeasts and minimal intervention.

Enjoy this natural expression of the grapes and consume within two days of opening.

TASTING NOTE

A translucent burgundy in the glass with spicy fuit-driven notes of wildberries, plum and peppery cured meats on the nose. Focused, linear tannins on the palate with hints of spicy cured meats and fynbos.

 

AWARDS

93 Tim Atkin MW South African Report 2019

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Vintage

2019

Cultivar

Grenache, Shiraz

Wine of Origin

Coastal Region

Quantity Produced

2 Qvevris

Alc

13.88%

PH

3.90

RS

2.4 g/l

TA

4.9 g/l

VA

0.52 g/l